I have to say, I have been pretty impressed with the quality of games in this year's WBC. Most of the games I have watched have been competitive, and as far as baseball in March goes- it truly beats meaningless Spring Training games in my book. It's great to see the prospects get their shot in the spring games- but as far as pure baseball goes, the WBC definitely has my attention this year.
The USA-Canada game was a back and forth, pretty exciting contest; and the pesky Netherlands team beating the Domincans twice, and nearly knocking off Puerto Rico as well, Australia wailing on host Mexico- it has all been fun to watch. I am not even watching from a standpoint of really caring who wins, just watching. And enjoying. Sure I would like the US to win, but it is certainly not a matter of personal or national pride as it is it in many of the other countries- and frankly (and obviously) I would rather the Yanks win the Series any day.
Would I prefer that these guys be in camp getting ready for the season? Yes. But for all that was said about WBC being less-than... I'm not ashamed to say I am watching. And it's good baseball to me.